In only my 5th month of blogging, I made $429.20 in August 2017 in blogging income. Not too shabby for a side hustle, huh?
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Why do I share my blogging income reports? To help others and I hope to encourage others that it is never too late to try something new and follow your dreams.
I finally have made a good share of that income in affiliate sales, so it is possible!
I spend about 5-10 hours a week on my blog. I do not spend as much time as I should in creating new content and that is one of my goals for September. I am going to create 8 new blog posts, besides revamping some old ones.
My total blog income is a combination of affiliates and ads. I am hoping to add sponsored posts by the end of the year.
- Blog By Number
- Pinteresting Strategies
- $5 Meal Plan
- How to make your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours
- Traffic Transformation
- Make Money with Amazon Affiliates
- Amazon Affiliates
Total Income: $579.26
Yes, I had a few expenses in August as well. I finally made the jump to Tailwind in August, so I paid for a year’s subscription (so much cheaper). I have already seen a huge difference in my traffic in just a few weeks. I also purchased a new ebook by Caroline Vencil, Pinterest Strategy Master Plan. I really needed a little help in the organization department for Pinterest, and this book really helped.
- Tailwind – $119.88
- Pinterest Strategy Master Plan – $28.00
- BoardBooster – $3.06
Total Expenses: $150.06
Popular Posts in August
Traffic, Goals and Life
Traffic is surely to pick up after the summer months. Not a lot of time is spent indoors in the summer and certainly not on the computer. This will be my first winter blogging, I am looking forward to it.
I am currently working my way through Traffic Transformation, 21 Strategies I used to go from 17k to 400k+ monthly page views in 10 months by Lena Gott. Lena is one of my favorite bloggers and this course is blog-changing! It covers more than just Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog. If you are not read to dive in and spend the money, Lena has an amazing free guide that I started with, Blog Traffic Bonus Guide. Give it a try! By the way, Traffic Transformation is on sale right now! Use the code laborday29, but you will want to hurry, the sale is only through September 4th. And, if you purchase this weekend, Lena is throwing in a FREE copy of Blog Traffic Boot Camp, a $37 value!
My goal is for my blog income to meet or exceed my current income from my day job in one year. I will be concentrating on my affiliate income for the next few months, as well as increasing my traffic to 25k per month by the end of 2017. Creating 8 new blog posts this month is essential to meeting my traffic goal.
My husband and I would like to travel the country when he retires. We are buckling down on our debt in 2018 and looking forward to retirement. Our oldest is in her first year of college and our two boys will be following her soon enough.
Do you have an income report? Post it below in the comments!